Monday, October 6, 2008

Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival

The Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival
4030 East Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
(Bella Angela Plaza 40th St & Bell Rd, North East Corner)
October 25th & 26th, 2008 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hello Friends!
We at The Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival would like to let you know about our event and would appreciate any aid you can give us in spreading the word for a good cause.
The Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival is a new event meant to Support Community Enrichment and Connect with Local Artists, Students, Area Small Businesses, Pet Lovers, and Animal Rescue and Wellness Organizations.
Local Support is as Important as ever in a time where our Economy is struggling, many people are out of work, and foreclosures are causing families to leave their pets alone in abandoned houses. Please join us in Supporting our Local Friends by buying at home this Holiday Season and not from the big box stores that sell only imported goods and consider giving a gift of a Rescued Pet at The Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival. Let’s make this event Unique and Exciting!
Bella Angela Plaza shopping center merchants such as Beans, Books, and Barks, Scala’s Italian Ice, One Step A Head Salon, Rosati’s Pizza, and Postal Palace will be hosting the festival, taking the initiative to bring together community awareness and loyalty in supporting Local Business, Arts, Animals, and the U.S. Economy. In an additional effort to promote local arts and art education we will be holding an area High School Student Art Contest and a portion of vendor fees will go towards awards. As many of us are pet lovers we have also dedicated festival booth space to animal rescue and Wellness organizations that may be accepting donations and offering pet adoptions or information. We are confident that the Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival will attract patrons, art connoisseurs, and animal lovers from all over Phoenix, anticipating that they will find interesting and high-quality art, friendly local merchants, and activities to delight their senses.
Goals: Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival *Support community development and connect with local artists, students, area small businesses, pet lovers, and animal rescue organizations *Aid in our struggling economy and off-set raising gasoline prices by offering only Locally Hand Made goods by the Artist *Bringing attention to the Festival Hosts aiding loyalty to small local businesses, boosting the U.S. economy *Promote Local Arts and Art Education through an area High School Student Art Contest *Bring awareness to the Animal Rescue Organizations of Arizona *Promote Community Involvement with exciting activities and awareness *Bring Quality Art to the Local Community

Doggie Costume Contest ($5 entrance fee goes to Animal Organizations)
Face Painting
Bicycle Safety
Games on the Beans, Books, & Barks Dog Patio
Area Student Art Contest
Kids Art Station

Some Exhibiting Artists:
Incognito Designs by Holly Carter
Dew Drop Glass Studio by Adiel Garrison
Cruces De Mi Madre by John Alejandro
Stained Glass by Vicki Leigh
Angela’s Art by Angela Everts

Dog-On-It Training

Animal Rescue and Wellness Organizations:
National Canine Cancer Foundation
Hacienda de los Milagros
Altered Tails
Heart to Heart
Boxer Luv
Cactus Corgi

Thanks for your help and we hope to see you there!
Holly Carter (Event Organizer)

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